Sunday, July 3, 2011

Homemade Magic Shell

When I found this recipe I thought it was too good to be true. We love the Magic Shell topping for ice cream, but I didn't really love the fact that it was probably made of wax. If you're in the same boat, here's the solution! This one is a MAJOR hit with our family. I will say that it tastes a lot like an Almond Joy because of the coconut oil. We love Almond Joys, so this is actually a plus for us. I got an extra-virgin coconut oil at the health store, because I didn't know they carried it in the normal grocery store. I'm wondering if just a 'regular' coconut oil would make a difference in the coconutty taste. In any case, coconut oil is very healthy for you, so maybe in a small way your ice cream can be healthy... :)


1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (measured when solid)

Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave about 1 minute (depending on your microwave). Allow to sit a few minutes to allow the heat of the oil to melt the chocolate chips and then stir until smooth. It will be runny.

Store in a squeeze bottle or a mason jar. (I store mine in the cupboard. If it's colder than 76 degrees in your house then it will solidify, so you'll need to heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds.)


Nick and Ashley said...

Super cool! Need to try this one. I just used coconut oil in my pizza dough. It was prob a little sweeter than normal, but I added garlic salt to the dough so I don't know for sure. Does it matter that much if it's already runny?

Meghan said...

Ash, I think it might make a difference in the volume when it's solid vs. liquid. If you put your oil in the fridge it shouldn't take very long to solidify. I'll try measuring it out the next time and see if there's a big difference in the measurement and I'll let you know.